The Ten Commandments of Masturbation series

Dimensions Růže poupě falus (Rose Bud Phallus) 22 × 22 × 22 cm Jazyk (Tongue) 32 × 22 cm Vulva s perlou (Vulva with Pearl) 36 × 32 × 32 cm Úzká tmavá vulva (Narrow Dark Vulva) 19 × 49 × 10 cm Tmavá vulva s růžovými odlesky (Dark Vulva with Pink Reflection) 30 × 42 × 12 cm Zelený falus (Green Phallus) 6,5 × 13 × 8 cm Černá ruka (Black Hand) 11 × 23 × 6 cm Růžová ruka s kapkou (Pink Hand with Drop) 20 × 26 × 22 cm Year produced 2020 Medium/material hand-modelled, glazed ceramics with acrylic paint Production self-produced Foto Markéta Špundová Text ES


As a little girl, designer Markéta Špundová attended religious education classes, which left a strong impression on her. As a revolt against the Biblical interpretation of the Ten Commandments, she created the project The Ten Commandments of Masturbation, where she intended to tear down the myth that masturbation is evil and forbidden. Her manifesto comprises a series of sculptures reminding the viewers of the importance of natural sexuality and placing emphasis on self-love. The Ten Commandments of Masturbation are also accompanied
by Špundová’s own version of the Ten Commandments, intended to function as a manual for masturbation and to help avoid uncomfortable or embarrassing situations.


The work of Markéta Špundová (* 1997) mostly deals with relationships – whether these are relationships of the author herself, the body, or to broader ethical and feminist questions. In her ceramics work, she plays with material limits, and uses it as a canvas for depicting realistic images which deal with both uncomfortable and joyful topics. She considers her objects as providing space for expressing joy, naiveté, tenderness, but also pain, rudeness and ugliness. Špundová sees the modelling and glazing of ceramics as an opportunity for personal artistry and expression. She is currently studying a Master’s degree at the Ceramics and Porcelain studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

Next work
2841 (Selfie Vases) collection by TEREZA HRUŠKOVÁ